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It’s Connolly Calling to Speak with You

By Potomac Local News April 20, 2011 10:33 am

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Gerry Connolly (D-11-Fairfax, Pricne William)

Congressman Gerry Connolly will use telephone town hall technology tonight to poll residents in his district.

The democrat who represents Virginia’s 11th Congressional District (Fairfax, Prince William) will use an automated dialer and call “thousands” of residents beginning at 8 p.m.

Those who want to participate may hold the line to ask the congressman a question.

Those who already know they want to participate, and that they would like to receive a call, should visit the congressman’s website before 11 a.m.

The congressman decided to hold the telephone town hall during the week do residents wouldn’t have to drive to a specific location to attend the event, they can attend from their own homes, and they can leave when they no longer want to be a part of the discussion, said Connolly spokesman George Burke.

At the end of the hour, those who aren’t able to ask their question may leave a voice message and the congressman will get back to them, said Burke.

Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank J. Principi recently used the same telephone technology during two of his town hall meetings.